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Author Topic: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve  (Read 1115 times)

Offline MSwickard

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Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:49:12 AM »
This is a topic Mr. LaClair will be the only one to answer.  I have owned a Grayling Spirit recurve since around 2002. It is one John McCullough made.   I'm curious to know how many GS's were made overs the years what were the years they were made.  I believe mine was made in 2000?

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 06:13:26 PM »
I think it is against the law to start a thread like this without a picture of said bow.  :biglaugh: Pictures please never seen one.  Thanks

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 03:30:25 PM »
Here are some photos.  It's 60" 62@29, brown glass back and belly,  riser not sure if it's walnut or a rosewood and has a purpleheart I-beam pillar.


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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 05:23:13 PM »
Great looking rig now I know what your talking about.  Thanks for sharing.   

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 07:38:32 PM »
Absolutely fabulous shooting 50’s style recurve.

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 10:13:48 PM »
Sweet looking bow.  Love Purple heart.
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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 12:13:09 AM »
Back when I was having my John McCullough Griffin built I asked John about the Grayling Spirit he had built for Ron LaClair. John said it was based on a Bear 59 Kodiak but the limb profile was closer to a 1964 Kodiak. Back in the day he said the 64 had the best performing limbs. My GS seems to have maple limbs. I’m using. Dyna97 12 strand string and it definitely slings an arrow.

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 01:01:42 PM »
John later built these on his own under the 59’r name
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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 01:13:35 PM »
I have a McCullough 59er  and it looks exactly like that bow pictured.

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 01:44:50 PM »
I forgot to add. If you can find one grab it awesome Bows.

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2020, 06:43:30 PM »
I'll second that, I got one in a trade a few years ago and it is a permanent member of my collection.

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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 01:34:02 PM »
Have a Big River 59ish that looks allot like this.  Great design and performance.
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Re: Ron LaClair's Grayling Spirit Recurve
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 09:45:29 PM »
Very cool!!

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